Methods by which files are managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.

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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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BitTorrent - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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Preventing ransomware attacks by detecting suspicious levels of file system activity

Assume a Windows 8/10 home/small office system with 3-4 users and a few TB of file share (say 6TB in a suitable RAID). Most files are static, but sometimes files get moved round or modified. But if ...
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How can you modify the file size property or read more bytes than it indicates?

A friend of mine saved a file when her computer (a Mac) crashed. She assumed the file was saved and didn't worry about it too much, but now she saw the file size is 0 bytes and the file is empty for ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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Is there a web-based file viewer (not manager)?

I have a directory of files that I want to make accessible by web browser. I'd like to see them exposed in a classic two-pane layout: a tree navigation on one side, letting you browse the folder ...
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Changing the color of compressed items in explorer search results

I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To ...
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Handbrake output directory to include Title folder

I am using handbrake to convert my DVD's to .MP4 and have set the default output path Tools -> Options -> Output Files In here there is Default Path: which I have pointing to my Movies folder ...
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File manager that uses tags/labels instead of folders for GNU/Linux

I love the way emails are organized in GMail. I have long wanted something similar for my local files. The ability to have one file located under multiple hierarchies is a great advantage, and links ...
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Windows tool to help tag a file by renaming it?

I'm looking for a tool like Tabbles which lets me tag a file. The problem with Tabbles, is that it's very platform dependent and it's not portable. If I tag a file with it and pass on the same file to ...
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Create/Modify folder actions from terminal in OSX

I have a set of folders that have similar folder actions attached to them. I want to create a folder action to attach to their parent folder, so that if I create a new folder within it, this folder ...
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Installed applications in descending order of use?

To move from an old XP host to a new Windows 7 host, I need to go through the list of applications that I use. Ideally, I'd like to find a (GUI) tool that list all installed applications in descending ...
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Folder size discrepancy

This is a bit weird. I have a particular folder that reports: 12,274 Files, 806 Folders when i right click and go in properties. and 12,164 Files, 791 Folders if I do Ctrl-A and do properties in the ...
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Windows freezes when dealing with a large (200 GB) file but OS X does not. Why?

I have one very large file (around 200 GB) that I have interacted with on both Windows 10 and OS X. I ran into the following issue: Windows freezes for a minute after opening the folder in Explorer, ...
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brew doctor errors - safe to remove files?

It seems that I made a mess as the brew doctor returns a number of errors: brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an ...
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Is it possible to avoid using this terrible file browser in Windows 7?

When I'm saving or opening files in certain programs in Windows 7, such as when using Save for Web in Photoshop, or Open Animation in FCheck; I'm only able to use a ridiculously basic and inefficient ...
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Using btrfs cow functionallity to rapidly and efficiently subset large files

[My aim is to use btrfs cow features to subset 30GB to 300GB files into several 10GB files without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. i.e.: 300GB dna_original.fastq 10GB ...
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using btrfs features to rapidly and efficiently combine large files

My aim is to use btrfs features to combine several 3GB files into a single 9GB file without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. If this works for this set of data, I plan to ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Hotkey for “Send to..”

I have a lot of image files. I want to look at files' previews in windows file explorer. Then select files I want, press key combination to send this files to my specific folder. As if I press right ...
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Export document properties of every file in a folder

I need to obtain the document properties of every Office file in a folder, for about 35k files. The document properties are NOT the filesystem file properties that Windows Explorer exposes, but those ...
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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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Compress 1 TB file collection into standalone archives each size no more than 2GB

I have about 1TB data stored in two drives and I need to compress and encrypt them into independent archives each size must be smaller than 2GB. Exception may be files that are larger than 2GB. Is ...
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Red X shown for connected drives

I am getting a red X on drives that are connected and accessible. It only happens to network drives, not local drives. Here is a screen shot: Any ideas how to correct this problem?
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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Hidden Files In XP Mode

I'm currently using a Windows 7 desktop at work, with an XP Mode virtual machine to access the Netware network our company is currently trying to eliminate. However, I have to archive old files on the ...
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Keep track of external files

what is the most elegant way of keeping track of your external data (archives)? I don't want to download a file which is already somewhere on my external USB drive. Right now, I use "dir /s ...
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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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Reflecting changes to a file in a different location

I have five different folders which share a number of common data files between them. That is to say that the same data file may be present in more than one of the above mentioned folders. Each of ...
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Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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Modern UI file picker not displaying

I have a problem with modern UI apps. After investigating a bit, I narrowed it down to the file picker not appearing. This results in a number of problems, as: unable to open file in Music app ...
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Cannot rename a file containing spaces and special characters on NTFS partition from Linux

I have both Windows 7 and Kubuntu installed on a computer. They both have access to a NTFS partition. I don't know how that happened, but I now have a directory containing weird characters: Bases de ...
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How are files and folders moved on most filesystems?

Some file synchronization programs can detect when a file is moved (as opposed to a file being deleted and another being created). How does this affect synchronization performance? Do they unlink the ...
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lwp-rget changes file format automatically to .bin?

I'm trying to recursively get an html page to get everything that's there and save it to my directory. Lwp-rget from perl allows me to do this but I'm having the problem that its getting all the ...
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File manager with tags and video preview

Is there a tagged file manager with video previews that you get in the normal windows explorer? I tried these tagged file managers and none of them have a video preview for videos, often showing ...
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Avoid file system cache during read/write to flash memory

Is there a way to do kind of a direct i/o to the flash part on a portable consumer electronic device like iPhone etc. I want to do this to characterize the flash part performance and completely want ...
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File sync and version control on LAN with a Drobo?

I work in a office with another video producer and we have a networked Drobo. Currently we are using Backuplist+ to sync files to a common folder between our Mac Pro's. Works fine, but it's hard to ...
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File & Folders Label tool in For Windows

I'm looking for tool that allows me to mark folders & Files in Windows .. I found this app but it's buggy and not working on Windows 7 64x. http://eng.softq.org/badges.htm Please is there ...
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Allowing write permissions for WordPress in WebMatrix

I'm giving Microsoft WebMatrix a shot and have installed WordPress. However I can't get it to save files. I'm getting the following error: The uploaded file could not be moved to ...
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Tool/code/extension for tagging files

There are a lot of articles on how you can tag files in Windows 7, such as: http://lifehacker.com/#!232891/tag-files-and-save-searches-in-windows-vista Furthermore there are some tools like ...
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Make emacs aware of files externally moved/renamed on Mac os x

I've been using mac os x for several years, and I realize that I've now gotten used to all applications transparently "following" files as I rename or move them (either via mv on the console or within ...
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How do I correct Quick Access folder links?

I am using Windows 10 and I have moved my Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Videos folders to D:\ by changing their location properies within file explorer. Now, if I click the quick access folder ...
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Copy all files contained in a *.mpcpl (Media Player Classic Playlist) file

I have a Windows Media Player Classic Playlist file with thousands of songs selected from many folders on HDD. I want to copy all of those files to my USB flash drive. How can I do that? Is there an ...
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Find Duplicate Files Between HDD (for ex: Total Size:500Gbs) AND HDD Image only Files Hash(3mb)

Any way to find duplicate files between a files/folder group and image hard disk (files content hash database)
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How to change filetype color in Windows 7 explorer?

I'd like the extensions (.exe, .bat, etc.) to be either greyed out, or displayed in a different color in explorer, so that the filename would stand out more. I don't want to hide the filetype ...
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Differentiate two files and overwrite the larger?

This might be a strange question but... How can I differentiate two folders and overwrite (bidirectional or one directional, It doesn't matter) the larger of the two over the other if the same ...